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rastlinka commented on picture ID 126388.

Thank you! We have a male here, lol... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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JOCOKS commented on picture ID 126438.

Is is best to take a picture from the top (head on) or toward the back side or the underside.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126428.

This detail makes me think of Neoscona crucifera.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126438.

Herpyllus ecclesiasticus.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126384.

This looks like a Humtsman Spider to me.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126388.

My guess is Callobius severus.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126404.

This is a Grass Spider.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126400.

My guess is Scotophaeus sp..... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126408.

Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126426.

Peucetia viridans.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126432.

Agelenopsis sp., I think. The markings are very similar, but the long spinnerets show that this is an Agelenidae.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Twozerosix commented on picture ID 126410.

@coffeebug Thank you... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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coffeebug commented on picture ID 126422.

Nice patterning on the carapace. We got a jumper! Haven't found a match for that pattern.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Storycrafter commented on picture ID 126430.

Rabidosa punctulata... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Storycrafter commented on picture ID 126434.

Rabidosa punctulata... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Storycrafter commented on picture ID 126432.

Rabidosa punctulata... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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sunxgoddess commented on picture ID 126428.

This has red and brown striped legs in the front two, and brown and white striped on the back 4.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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coffeebug commented on picture ID 126410.

Araneus diadematus, the cross orb weaver.Imported from Europe, now common in the US.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 126290.

Anybody have any insight on this Agelenidae behavior?... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 125834.

You're welcome! :-)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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SynxRaga commented on picture ID 125834.

Thanks for looking at this for me:)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Desertrose commented on picture ID 126382.

Thanks... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 126382.

Yes! It is indeed!... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 126402.

Based on the carapace shape, I'd say Family Scytodidae, the Spitting Spiders. Their proportions are distinctive, since in most spiders the carapace is smaller than the abdomen.Spitting Spiders have an interesting hunting technique. Rather than spinning webs, they capture their prey by 'spitting' a gluey combination of venom and silk. The large venom glands are the reason for the large carapace... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Desertrose commented on picture ID 126340.

I think that’s a sun-spider aka camel spider aka wind scorpion.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 126312.

Nope! Orb-weavers are harmless. Their venom is only strong enough to harm insects. :-)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 125902.

You are very welcome! I'm so glad to hear that.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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j_staff99 commented on picture ID 126136.

Definitely Steatoda anyway, unsure of nobilis... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126394.

Looks like Anelosimus studiosus.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 126370.

I think this is a Harvestman (the USA common name) rather than a spider. They are both in class Arachnida, but spiders are in order Aranae and Harvestmen are in order Opiliones. The easiest way to tell them apart is that these have their organs in one body segment and spiders have two with a little tube (pedicel) between them. Opiliones don't have fangs nor venom, unlike spiders they can chew f... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 126380.

To our new volunteers: about Joro Spiders - This species was in genus Nephila, now it is Trichonephila. It is a newly introduced species to USA, it came in on a shipment. I don't know if it is officially classified as invasive or is still being watched. Thank you all!!... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 126380.

Beautiful photo! You identified her correctly, the genus name for the species was changed a few years ago. She's now Trichonephila clavata... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126374.

Araneus sp., possibly Araneus saevus, male. What a beautiful picture!... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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msuequilts commented on picture ID 126386.

It’s about 2.5 inches across. Forgot to add that.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126378.

This is certainly not a recluse. I believe it's an immature specimen of Scytodes sp., a harmless Spitting Spider.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 125707.

You're both welcome :)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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SpiderKevster commented on picture ID 125707.

Thanks for the clarification awesome to put a name to it.. wife says thanks too she discovered it for me to post haha ^_-... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Jcastr01 commented on picture ID 126380.

Nephila clavata... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126354.

This is Argiope Aurantia, the Black and Yellow Garden Spider.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Sporkpork2006 commented on picture ID 126362.

I think this is a green lynx spider. Most likely male.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126336.

This is a Solifugae, commomly known as the Camel Spider. This arachnid is not a spider actually, but that's what is called :) It's harmless to humans, by the way.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126366.

This is Argiope Aurantia, the Black and Yellow Garden Spider. You can remove her in all safety, she won't try to bite you :)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126358.

Definetely no recluse. This is an immature Woodlouse Spider, likely Dysdera crocata. It's a harmless spider :)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126322.

You are welcome. Yes, a male.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Ken.newsome101 commented on picture ID 126366.

On my truck tire... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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rgrassy commented on picture ID 126322.

Callobius severus, yes, I think you are right. Thanks so much. Male I guess by the large palps.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 121229.

I concur. A male.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 109606.

My guess is Steatoda grossa, female.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126352.

I think this is a Crab Spider belonging to the family Thomisidae.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126284.

Well done! I'd never have thought of Meta sp. :)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Peachy69 commented on picture ID 126284.

To be fair Von its not a great still so I can forgive the apps mistake. I considered Streatoda but the described typical size didn't fit with what I saw. Having done a little more research I'm 90% confident it's a Cave Spider, Meta Sp. (Menardi/Bourneti - both found throughout the UK) . Size, behaviour, colouring, locale match. Apparently Cave Spiders aren't uncommon here but because of their typ... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126334.

This is Araneus diadematus, an immature female... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126344.

You're right, this is a harmless Steatoda triangulosa. https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/triangulatespider.shtml... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126322.

Callobius severus, I think.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126324.

This is a Shamrock Orb-weaver.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126330.

A female :)... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126332.

This is Steatoda Nobilis, the Noble False Widow.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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GGUK commented on picture ID 125902.

Thanks for this information.He can stay where he is for now. There are 4 of them camping out there. All wildlife welcome in my garden.... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Farihasa commented on picture ID 126312.

Thats what I think, is it poisonous?... Discussion Thread

September 19, 2020
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Dontscaremespiddi commented on picture ID 126332.

please help me id him a bigger one of his kind is lurking in my house somewhere giving me anxiety as it fell from ceiling fan onto my chest calmly walked down my chest until I flicked it off me... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Dontscaremespiddi commented on picture ID 126330.

has a brown star on his back with black outside it... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Therealslmstckm commented on picture ID 126326.

Also about the size of a dime... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 126316.

This is Argiope aurantia, the Black and Yellow Garden Spider!... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 126320.

It is indeed a widow, likely Latrodectus variolus, the Northern Black Widow.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 121227.

Argiope bruennichi.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 123877.

Tegenaria domestica.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 116535.

This is Scytodes thoracica.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 118535.

This might be Araneus diadematus.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 108242.

This looks like Philodromus sp.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Billi82 commented on picture ID 126261.

That you for that....... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 99861.

Amaurobius ferox.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 118431.

Nuctenea umbratica.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 123360.

Scotophaeus sp..... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 74024.

A Crab Spider in the family Thomisidae.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 106704.

Likely Scotophaeus sp., a female.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 113387.

Nuctenea umbratica female.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126310.

That's correct, likely Neoscona crucifera.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126247.

My guess is Pardosa sp., the Thin-legged Wolf Spider.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126312.

Araneus diadematus, the Cross Orb-weaver.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126314.

My guess is Larinioides cornutus.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 125744.

I forgot to specify the gender, but I guess you already knew it was a female. I don't know why, but "Fanny" makes me think of an industrious lady, which certainly applies :D... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126273.

You're welcome :)... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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morganking commented on picture ID 126300.

Seems to be a shamrock orbweaver... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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fjsridge commented on picture ID 126273.

Thanks!... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Bcanatomyteach commented on picture ID 125898.

I have a pic of one very much like this, but mine is in its web, and it is not an orb; more of a tube in a corner.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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ElDos commented on picture ID 125744.

Thank you very much Vonpaulus. My wife calls her “Fanny”, and we enjoy watching her working diligently to spin her web every evening. Again, thank you very much, El Dos... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 125856.

Haha! Thank you!... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126302.

This looks more like Callobius severus to me.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 125742.

I think this is Steatoda sp., a False Widow. My guess is Steatoda grossa, a female.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 125744.

My best guess is Eriophora ravilla. A beautiful spider indeed :)https://bugguide.net/node/view/21146... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 125898.

This looks like a Marbled Orb-weaver.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126136.

That's correct.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126128.

My guess is Larinioides sclopetarius, female.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126198.

I think your third guess is correct.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126286.

You're welcome :)... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126190.

Agelenopsis sp., actually, but the markings look almost the same as those of Tigrosa helluo. You can tell the two species apart by looking at the spinnerets; those of a Grass Spider are very long and look a bit like a pair of scissors :) .... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Joys3stars commented on picture ID 126286.

Thank you , saw another looked Very similar few days ago.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126134.

This is obviously a Funnel Weaver, probably Tegenaria domestica.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126286.

This is a Huntsman Spider, possibly Heteropoda venatoria.... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020
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Vonpaulus commented on picture ID 126284.

That claim is hardly tenable since the Western Black Widow (Latrodectus hesperus) is only found in North America. No spider from the genus Latrodectus is present in your country, actually.https://araneae.nmbe.ch/search/gen/449?lang=enHaving said that, this spider belongs to the same family as the Widow Spiders, but the genus is different: Steatoda, commonly known as False Wid... Discussion Thread

September 18, 2020